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Down the Drain, and Then What?

Do you know where your waste water goes?

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

Down the Drain, and Then What? (1/24/2007)

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Presentation Video

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. How much water do Americans use each day?
  2. When was the federal Clean Water Act enacted and what did it accomplish?
  3. What happens to most water once it hits the underground sewer?
  4. What are biosolids and how are they used?
  5. How can we help lessen the burden on our water systems?

Related Links

Straight Talk on Water Infrastructure (American Water Works Association)
Delivering our most valuable resource

Ways to Save Water (New York City Department of Environmental Protection)
You can save hundreds of gallons a week by following these water saving tips.

Water shortage 'a global problem' (BBC)
Water shortages affect rich countries too.

New York City's Wastewater Treatment System (Department of Environmental Protection)
Learn about NYC's wastewater treatment system

New York Underground (National Geographic)
What would you find under New York City?

Water Related Disease (World Health Organization)
What you should know about water, sanitation and hygiene.

Links updated: 26 January 2009
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